Sunday, February 10, 2013

old world vs. new world: apple pie throw down

as promised, more about the pie.

after we had decided what to make for dinner, i asked the mister what he was thinking of for dessert. he said "PIE! and i'll make it!" well, huzzah! said i.

but we didnt stop there. because he made a pie, i had to make a pie too. for comparison's sake. it's cultural. uh, yes. that's it. cultural.  plus, we had all this extra dough.  and lots of apples.

to be fair, his is a tart and mine is a pie. but im content to ignore that little detail and just enjoy our cultural apple pie throw-down.

i am super impressed with his apple peeling skillz. i used a peeler. he wins.


he says his granny is much faster. when she was younger, she could zippily peel an apple like no one's business.

we used the same crust base--the mister bought it at the market.  he bought enough dough for two pies.  讨厌!

his 4 apples were peeled, cored, and sliced. mine too.   but i used 7 apples.  i tossed mine with lemon juice, 1/4 cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar. he sprinkled the crust with sugar and then lay out the apples in a pretty pattern. he dotted the apples with butter and sprinkled on a little cinnamon, and a little more sugar.


he's totally cute.

i rolled out the bottom crust, poured in the apple mixture, and got to making the top crust. we didnt have enough dough left for a proper crust, so i made lots of stars. pretty pretty stars.


his pie:


my pie:

both recipes are based on our childhood memories of pie.  

and both taste of love and delicious.  

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